PK releases this Friday and it is a given that it would open well. However, the question is ‘how well’, considering the fact that it has been a depressing period at the box office of late. With not a single film after Happy New Year taking a good opening, these have been disappointing times at the box office. As it happens when it comes to the mood of the audience, a series of flops deflates all hopes whatsoever and hence it is important that PK reverses the trend.
Considering the fact that it has the kind of names attached (Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra) that spell magic, one hopes for a biggie.
There has been absolutely nothing revealed about the core plot of the film which in a way is a good sign as audience can pretty much expect major surprises in store, as was the case with Lage Raho Munna Bhai as well as 3 Idiots. On the other hand music of the film has been a letdown, as a result of which it is going to be the core content that would have to do the talking.
All in all, this is the last hope (figuratively as well as literally) that Bollywood has in 2014 and while 32-35 crore opening day is optimal, practically speaking even 30 crore would be a good sign considering the fact that the film is arriving on a non-holiday.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder